Jessica & Brandon | Couple Session by Jason Rushing

With this job comes meeting new people.  We met Jessica & Brandon a few days ago on their couple shoot.  These two really didn't have a special "reason" for the shoot other than to get a session together for each other.  After working with kids so much lately it was really weird to not be constantly playing peek-a-boo or meowing like a cat for attention.  I've done it so much I have done it out of habit mistakenly more than once.  Well anyway here is a sample from their set.

Adkins | Family by Jason Rushing

Finally! A Saturday that's not rainy, windy, cloudy, or cold! 80 and an overload of sun was on today's weather docket.  This little family is the first to take advantage of our May special and they got a great day with some great shots.  Pierce is the little guy and he was awesome,  mom and dad may have coached him a bit before hand,  even so he did great.  Anyway here are some samples from their shoot.

The recipe was easy today, find shade, get some smiles, click away.

The recipe was easy today, find shade, get some smiles, click away.

Sometimes the client works the camera...

Sometimes the client works the camera...

We love to swing some youngsters

We love to swing some youngsters

Yeah this shot has been done, but when you get a little guy to strut like this,  you take it!

Yeah this shot has been done, but when you get a little guy to strut like this,  you take it!

Augustine | 1 yr & Cake Smash by Jason Rushing

Mr. Augustine was our main subject tonight.  We kicked out his 1 yr session and followed it up with a cake smash.  We were back and forth on outside then inside then outside then inside because the weather wouldn't figure itself out and called for rain, then no rain and back and forth.  So we decided on a lifestyle based session & just kept it simple and let him decide.  He did have enough at the end and the cake would not brighten his mood.  Sometimes a great shot doesn't have to be perfect with smiling subjects as you will see later in the blog post.  This session had me laughing so much.  I got in the van to leave and looked over at the mrs (my partner in crime) and just laughed.  Well Augustine you gave us some laughs tonight.

He only kept that hat on for about 1.2 seconds,  but we got it!

He only kept that hat on for about 1.2 seconds,  but we got it!

Brother and sis jumped in for a few.

Brother and sis jumped in for a few.

We did venture outside just for a few.

We did venture outside just for a few.

Time to smash some cake!

Time to smash some cake!

This is awesome. He was done!

This is awesome. He was done!

Ha!

Ha!

Grayson | Newborn by Jason Rushing

A little more than a week ago we met Grayson at his fresh 48 session when he was just a little more than 24 hours old.  Tonight we did his official newborn session.  Babies are becoming the majority of our work now and I love it.  A newborn has its own set of challenges,  a newborn is in charge, if he wants to sleep, he sleeps, if he wants to eat, he eats, if he wants to poop, well he......  Tonight Grayson did all of those, but that's just part of the job.  Grayson did great tonight, he had our baby fever kicking up......mine at least.  Welcome Grayson, we'll be seeing a lot of each other I'm sure.

He made it too easy.

He made it too easy.

He was smiling in the hospital also, hims a happy little guy.

He was smiling in the hospital also, hims a happy little guy.

Cmon!

Cmon!

That has got to be THE biggest stuffed giraffe I've ever seen!

That has got to be THE biggest stuffed giraffe I've ever seen!

OK too much, I quit.

OK too much, I quit.

Stephanie | Mom & The Kids by Jason Rushing

We knocked out a short shoot tonight with this group.  With the weather finally staying nice and not pouring buckets of rain it was only logical to do this tonight.  I did notice that we had a few mosquitoes to fight,  I didn't know they were already out?!  Well, here is a sample from the shoot.

Right after this shoot the little guy lost the remaining front tooth he had,  time for a reshoot!!

Right after this shoot the little guy lost the remaining front tooth he had,  time for a reshoot!!

Micayla | Mini Family Session by Jason Rushing

After Micayla's mommy and me mini we brought dad in to do a family mini.  These guys were fun. Not much to add,  great day, great location,  fun subjects to work with.  Here is a sample of the images she will get, which by the way, she is getting way more than normal.  Sometimes you can't help but overproduce.

A walk in the park

A walk in the park

Photographer: Let's get a little swing going while you walk Braylen: I heard they want me to flip!

Photographer: Let's get a little swing going while you walk

Braylen: I heard they want me to flip!

Sometimes the client makes your job real easy

Sometimes the client makes your job real easy

Micayla | Mommy & Me by Jason Rushing

Another mommy & me set in our group of mini's.  Kids are a ton of fun,  Braylen (the little guy) we found out is a fellow drummer!  I like to hammer on the buckets myself,  so of course like any good musician I showed him my setup I play on.  We were instant friends.  Here are a few from Micayla's mini.

Yes those are twins, God be with you mom.

Yes those are twins, God be with you mom.

If it wouldn't be weird I'd put this in my house.  A big canvas in my living room.

If it wouldn't be weird I'd put this in my house.  A big canvas in my living room.

After a quick snack we lost one, that's ok.

After a quick snack we lost one, that's ok.

Monica | Mommy & Me by Jason Rushing

This set of ladies was in the mix for our mommy & me mini's.  But what makes this one special is dad is getting a boy later this year to help level the playing field a bit more.  One thing in this line of work is you can never trust the weatherman.  It was supposed to be raining and chilly all day,  but after noon the sun came out and it warmed up.  You may have mother figures in your life but you only have one actual mom.  Here are a few from Monica's set.